Small Poultry Flock Workshop

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Small Poultry Flock Workshop Flyer

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wake County is going to be hosting a day-long workshop on raising small flock of poultry for interested participants within the County. This workshop is geared toward folks who may be interested in having some backyard chickens or may want to learn more about keeping poultry in an urban setting. Registration is limited due to the available space within the Park’s classroom so please register early before November 10, 2019. Cost for the workshop is $5 per person to cover materials and supplies.

TOPICS to be covered include:
• Poultry regulations and local ordinances
• Biosecurity and disease control
• Pasture forages for poultry
• Coop designs and considerations
• Nutrition and flock management

Register online

Agenda:
8:30–9 a.m. Registration
9–9:10 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
9:10–9:30 a.m. Purposeful Poultry Breed Selection
9:30–9:50 a.m. Hobby vs Business Considerations
9:50–10:20 a.m. North Carolina Egg/Meat Laws
10:20–11 a.m. Poultry Coop Designs
11–11:30 a.m. Initial Care/Chick Maintenance
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Biosecurity and Poultry Health
12:15–1:15 p.m. Boxed Lunches
1:15–1:45 p.m. Forages for Small Flocks
1:45–2:45 p.m. Poultry Producer Panel Discussion
2:45–3 p.m. Closing Remarks, Survey Evaluation